There are 6 ways to get from Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Vancouver to Reno, bus  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Reno (RNO) YVR - RNO
  2. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - MontBleu

$191 - $630

Cheapest option

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  27 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, Bc to Sacramento, Ca 1429
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Sacramento, CA to S. Lake Tahoe, CA 3424

$116 - $260

4 alternative options

Fly Seattle to Reno, bus  •  10 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Reno (RNO) SEA - RNO
  2. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - MontBleu

$175 - $332

Fly Vancouver to Sacramento, Amtrak Thruway  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Sacramento (SMF) YVR - SMF
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Sacramento, CA to S. Lake Tahoe, CA

$154 - $590

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  29 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak to Seattle King Street Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Sacramento, CA to S. Lake Tahoe, CA

$170 - $440

Drive  •  17 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe 1004.9 miles

$130 - $200

What companies run services between Vancouver, BC, Canada and South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe via Sacramento, Ca, Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, J St & 4Th St, Sacramento, CA, S. Lake Tahoe, CA, and South Y Transit Station in around 27 h 39 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to Reno via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Reno via Portland
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Reno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Vancouver to Reno via Seattle, Portland
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Seattle to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Seattle to Reno via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Vancouver to Reno via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Reno via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,500
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Reno via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,900
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Vancouver to Reno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Vancouver to Reno via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via Seattle
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to Reno via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Seattle to Reno via San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to Reno via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak to Seattle King Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Seattle King Street Station Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Business Coach Seat
$230 - $320
Room
$450 - $650
Bus operators
South Tahoe Express
Website
southtahoeexpress.com
Bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - MontBleu
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $30
Schedules at
southtahoeairporter.com
Book at
southtahoeairporter.betterez.com
Amtrak Thruway
Phone
+1 800 872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Sacramento, CA to S. Lake Tahoe, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Vancouver, Bc to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $150
Flexible
$170 - $220

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Vancouver and South Lake Tahoe is 1174 km. The road distance is 1608 km.

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe is to drive which costs $170 - $250 and takes 17 h 32 min.

The quickest way to get from Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe is to fly and bus which takes 9 h 8 min and costs $240 - $850.

No, there is no direct bus from Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe. However, there are services departing from Vancouver, Bc and arriving at US HW 50/ Carson Ave via Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, CA and South Y Transit Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 39 min.

It takes approximately 9 h 8 min to get from Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe, including transfers.